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December 28, 2012
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  • Surgeon deepens performer's understanding of cosmetic procedures
    Plastic surgeons do not rush headlong into whatever cosmetic procedures a patient requests, but instead ensure that prospective patients are healthy, have realistic expectations of outcomes and risks and are not seeking surgery to please someone else, says plastic surgeon Ryan Neinstein, a fellow at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Neinstein says he enjoys the immediacy of plastic surgery in contrast with having to order tests and wait to see if various medicines will heal patients. "I had no idea cosmetic surgeons took so much time and care to accommodate their patients," writes performer Caroline Rothstein in this profile of Neinstein. Narratively (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Plastic surgeons appreciate editor's treatment
    Journalist Joan Kron, who covers plastic surgery for Allure magazine, wants to develop some articles into documentaries and has herself had face-lifts as well as Botox and dermal filler injections. Kron "tries to make a point of respecting that the doctors are doctors," said Adeena Babbitt, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's public relations director. "She has brought a perspective to plastic surgery when there is a lot of sensationalism," plastic surgeon and former American Society of Plastic Surgeons President Michael McGuire said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • N.Y. woman is accused of illegal buttocks enhancement procedure
    A New York woman has been charged with unauthorized practice of medicine, assault and reckless endangerment. A prosecutor says she injected silicone or paraffin into a woman and later used glue to close the resulting wounds. "This is part of a larger problem of people not using good judgment to make sure things are being done in a proper manner by qualified people," said plastic surgeon Norman Godfrey of New York Hospital Queens. TimesLedger Newspapers (Queens, N.Y.) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Dr. Jennifer Walden on VECTRA 3D
"I do a lot of breast augmentation and secondary breast surgery. VECTRA 3D has proven to be invaluable when dealing with asymmetry, and helps the patient decide on the implant size that will let them achieve their goals. For rhinoplasty procedures as well, it's been a great adjunct to my consultations and surgical planning." Read More>>

Jennifer L. Walden, M.D., F.A.C.S., Austin, Texas

Practice Management 
 
  • Associations warn members to be wary of offering coupons
    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and some regional plastic surgery associations have suggested that their members avoid participating in group coupon and discount websites because of ethical and legal concerns. Some providers could excessively dilute products to offer unrealistically low prices, plastic surgeon Matthew Schulman said. Shape.com/Shape Your Life blog (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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VASERĀ® Shape Featured on the Dr. OZ Show
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sharon Giese, appeared on Dr. Oz to showcase VASER Shape, a non-surgical body shaping technology that is a game changer in plastic surgery. The pleasant patient experience and immediate results were evident in the live demo and even prompted Dr. Oz to proclaim that he had "never seen results like this." View the video.
Health Quality & Advocacy 
 
  • FDA warns 350 practices against unapproved versions of Botox
    The FDA warned more than 350 medical practices regarding unapproved versions of wrinkle fighter Botox as well as other drugs from Canada Drugs and its subsidiaries. The products could be unsafe, ineffective, counterfeit and/or contaminated, the FDA said. It asked the practices to stop using the treatments in patients. Medical News Today (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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4 Essential Resources To Boost Revenue
CareCloud developed this guide to help physician practices across the US understand and improve financial performance. We believe that better health outcomes for Americans are more likely to be achieved when practices themselves are thriving and efficient. Download now.

Editor's Note 
  • Plastic Surgery SmartBrief will not publish on New Year's Day
    In observance of New Year's Day, Plastic Surgery SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume next Friday. Have a happy new year! LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

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If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
--Socrates,
Greek philosopher

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